Jeremiah Robinson is eager to hear your ideas and help you turn them into reality. He would love to work with you to turn your backyard, basement, or rooftop into a lush and enjoyable plant-and-fish growing paradise.
He regularly gives talks and workshops on aquaponics, writes for Aquaponics Survival Communities and offers tours of Maple Bottom, his permaculture homestead in Madison, WI. If you’re in the area, he’d love to have you over for coffee and eggs to talk about his favorite topics: aquaponics, permaculture, energy efficiency, and intentional community.
An energy efficiency engineer by day, at night (and weekends) Jeremiah raises a variety of fish and plants in his custom-built backyard aquaponic greenhouse.
After building his system, connecting with other growers, and discovering – to his surprise – that nobody else in Madison grows using aquaponics, he felt it his duty to pass along his experiences so that others might benefit.
While beginning to promote aquaponics and share his ideas locally, some experienced growers suggested that his little backyard system has some nifty features for cold weather growing that they’ve never seen before, and that he ought to share his design ideas more widely. Apparently very few people grow aquaponically in the cold weather parts of the world because they haven’t figured out how to do it economically. Who knew?
So here he is, writing a blog, offering design and construction services, and selling products for budding backyard cold climate aquapons.
As engineer for DNV GL, Jeremiah has a number of years of experience evaluating the energy efficiency of all sorts of commercial, industrial, and residential building systems.
Prior to that, he designed power and communications systems for commercial buildings for Mead & Hunt.
On Sundays he worships at Madison Mennonite Church with the community of people he loves.
He is married to a lovely, fun, and patient woman named Sara, with a curious little daughter named Cora.